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Michael Burleigh

Sea Change Partners LLP

London, UK

Founder and CEO

Sea Change Partners LLP

Michael Burleigh

Biography

Michael Burleigh is a historian and commentator. His books include the best-selling, The Third Reich: A New History; Small Wars, Far Away Places: The Genesis of the Modern World 1945–65, which was long-listed for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize, which he won in 2001 and his latest book, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A History of Now.

He has also been active in bringing history to television audiences and won the British Film Institute Award for Archival Achievement. He writes regularly for the The Times, Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday on international affairs.

A Professor of Modern History, Michael is the first appointed Engelsberg Chair of History and International Relations at LSE IDEAS, which is an annual distinguished visiting professorship, delivering public lectures to LSE's foreign policy think tank.

Michael Burleigh’s Newsfeed

Hamza bin Laden, son of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama, may be dead — or not

Numerous outlets... are reporting that Hamza bin Laden, the son and presumed heir of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, may have been killed. “Even at the age of 16, Hamza appeared, imprecating dire threats against the West, in a video made for his older brother Mohamed’s wedding,” British historian and scholar Michael Burleigh wrote...

Mail Online
State TV shows Iran's flag hoisted over seized British oil tanker

This could end in war or crippling recession. So why DID we seize Iran's tanker in the first place, asks historian Michael Burleigh, Englesburg Chair of History & International Affairs at LSE IDEAS.

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Michael Burleigh’s Background

Founder and CEO
May 2012 - Present
London, UK
I run a pure political risk service that advises on major global trends as well as elections, parties, referenda etc and not on terrorism. We do not do due diligence or security work.

Other Business Interests

Engelsberg Chair of History and International Relations
2019 - Present
London, UK
The Engelsberg Chair is an annual distinguished visiting professorship for leading Swedish & global scholars who will give public lectures on topics of their choice. The annual post gives LSE IDEAS the opportunity to bring renowned academics to the School for a year of research & discussion.
Author
Since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy & free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century have threatened the general acceptance that continued progress under the benign (or sometimes not so benign) gaze of the western powers is the only way forwards.
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Michael Burleigh’s Education

BA First Class Honours Modern History; PhD 1982
1974 - 1977